3 Recommended Resources for First Time Entrepreneurs
These three books, articles, websites, and forums come highly recommended by experienced entrepreneurs and can help you develop and strengthen your business vision while learning more about the basics and what to expect as you start, maintain, and grow your business. One resource will help you connect with other entrepreneurs and mentors who can help guide you along the way.
Check them out – the 3 most recommended resources for first time entrepreneurs!
1. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The author describes the reason we often feel unfulfilled in life – salaried jobs and the feeling of living on borrowed time leave us unable or unwilling to travel to the places we want to visit, learn more about the things that interest us, or do the things we dream of. He proposes starting a business that is largely automated and able to exist without more than 4 hours of your time each week as the solution.
One way he proposes you keep your time involvement to a minimum? Hire a virtual assistant to manage a variety of your day-to-day tasks. By delegating to your virtual assistant, you’ll be able to put in less time and do all your work remotely. That frees you up to live the life you want, not one that’s solely focused on work.
2. Harvard Business Journal’s quiz for first-time entrepreneurs
Before you travel too far down this path, are you absolutely sure that entrepreneurship is right for you? It’s a difficult and demanding field, but those who can persevere can find great happiness and success in entrepreneurship. This quiz, brought to you by the Harvard Business Journal, will help you take a closer look at your readiness for entrepreneurship, and can help you learn more about the traits you have that make you suited for this lifestyle.
You can take the quiz here.
3. SCORE.org for free mentoring, advice, education
A nonprofit association, SCORE is focused on providing assistance and resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses that are forming or growing. Education, mentorship, tools, and events enable SCORE to supply entrepreneurs in more than 320 regional areas with help and support they might not receive otherwise.
Some facts about SCORE:
- Connects volunteer mentors with entrepreneurs (60+ industries)
- Mentoring online, in person, or via phone
- Free business templates, tools, and tips online
- Free or low-cost events and workshops
- Free or low-cost webinars online
First time entrepreneurs can make some valuable connections and learn important skills and tips by working through SCORE. It’s a highly recommended resource to check out!